By Emily Bazelon January 18, 2017 12:01:05 Republican leaders are failing to convince the majority of women that they should vote for Republican presidential candidates because of a war on women, according to a new poll.
The poll, conducted by the Harvard/Harris poll, found that only 36 percent of women in the country support the GOP’s “war on feminism” when asked the question.
While Democrats are split, a majority of voters support the party’s “War on Women” agenda, according the poll.
The poll found that just 36 percent said the Republican party is fighting “war” on feminism, while 44 percent said it’s trying to “fight” on behalf of women.
While women support the Republican agenda, it is not a majority, the poll found.
A majority of respondents said they support the “war against feminism” by a two-to-one margin, the report found.
“The Republican Party is trying to win over women, especially women of color,” said Stephanie McElhaney, senior vice president of the National Organization for Women.
“And they are fighting a war that is really about making sure they don’t lose women’s votes.”
The report was released on the eve of the second presidential debate, which will be held on Sunday in St. Louis.
The Republican National Committee did not immediately respond to ABC News’ request for comment.